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Prosecutor: Terror Trial Defendant Khaled Al-Fawwaz Eagerly Served Bin Laden

A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial that the defendant was a top aide to Osama bin Laden nearly a decade before deadly bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa.

02/18/2015

Abid Naseer

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative, On Trial In Brooklyn, Cross-Examines Convicted Terrorist

Abid Naseer questioned Najibulla Zazi for about an hour. Naseer is acting as his own attorney at his trial in federal court in Brooklyn.

02/18/2015

Abid Naseer

Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Abid Naseer’s Trial Opens In NYC

Assistant U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the failed conspiracy in 2009 called for attacks in New York City, England and Denmark.

02/17/2015

Egyptian Coptic women attend a Mass in Cairo on Feb. 17, 2015, led by Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II to honor the memory of the Egyptian Coptic Christians purportedly slain by Islamic State group militants in Libya. (credit: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Coptic Christians To Hold Prayer Service For Beheading Victims In Libya

The prayer service with be held Thursday night at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in East Brunwick.

02/17/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks on Jan. 29, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Commissioner Bratton Unveils Plans For New High-Tech Anti-Terror Police Unit

The unit of 350 cops will be specially trained in high-tech weaponry to deal with protests, lone-wolf attacks and evolving threats posed by terrorists.

01/29/2015

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Prosecutor At Trial: Defendant In US Embassy Bombings Was Top Bin Laden Aide

Khaled al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin said.

01/22/2015

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Brooklyn-Born Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Sending $67K To Al Qaeda

Wesam El-Hanafi, who was born in Brooklyn, said he’d spent the nearly five years since his arrest reflecting on his actions.

01/20/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer To Introduce Bill That Would Outlaw Homemade Explosives

The New York Democrat said Sunday that current federal rules could potentially allow someone to make homemade explosives without breaking the law.

01/18/2015

NYPD officers stand guard outside the French Consulate on Monday, Jan. 12. (Credit: CBS2)

Push On For More Police Patrols In Midwood, Borough Park After Terror Attacks Across Europe

Following a recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks across Europe, people in Brooklyn are worried about their streets, their schools and their synagogues, and say now is the time to hire additional protection.

01/15/2015

Policemen and forensic police work into a marked out perimeter in Colline street in Verviers, eastern Belgium, on Jan. 15, 2015, after two men were reportedly killed during an anti-terrorist operation. (credit: Bruno Fahy/AFP/Getty Images)

Belgium Police Kill 2 In Anti-Terror Raid During Shootout

In New York City, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the incident underscores the challenges counterterrorism officers here are facing.

01/15/2015

A screengrab of the apparently hacked Twitter page of the U.S. Central Command. (credit: Twitter.com/CentCom)

U.S. Central Command Twitter Account Hacked, Apparently By ISIS

The hack apparently started at 12:30 p.m. with a message that read “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back. ISIS.”

01/12/2015

Thousands of people make their way down Boulevard Voltaire from Place de la Republique en route to Place de la Nation, following the recent terrorist attacks on January 11, 2015 in Paris. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

White House Regrets Failure To Send Top US Official To Paris Rally

As world leaders linked arms and marched in defiance of terror attacks in Paris, there was one glaring absence: a high-level representative from the United States.

01/12/2015

People hold a rally in Paris following the terrorist attacks at a satirical newspaper and kosher grocery. (credit: CBS2)

Millions, Including World Leaders, Rally In France Following Terror Attacks

Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Paris on Sunday in a massive show of unity and defiance in the face of terrorism that killed 17 people in France’s bleakest moment in half a century.

01/11/2015

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism (credit: CBS News)

NYPD Official: Islamic State Calls For More Attacks On Western Targets

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Islamic State posted a video on Twitter on Saturday.

01/11/2015

New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says NYC will receive more anti-terror funding than previously allocated. (Photo: CBS 2)

Security Expert: ISIS, Al Qaeda In A Race To See Who Can Attack New York City First

From the French consulate to synagogues to transit hubs to news organizations in Times Square, the NYPD has visibly increased security in New York City following the attack on a newspaper in Paris.

01/09/2015

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